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DAAD Scholarships for Master Studies (All Academic Disciplines)

Applications are invited for Fully Funded DAAD Scholarships for Master Studies (All Academic Disciplines) at Germany to study abroad. Last Date: October 2020: Deadlines vary for each country to Study in Germany.

Details

DAAD Scholarships for Master Studies program offers the opportunity to continue academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study.

Who can apply?

  • Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diploma or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes

What can be funded?

  • Participation in a postgraduate programme after a first undergraduate course of study for the purpose of technical or scientific specialisation
  • Specifically, the following is supported:
    • a postgraduate or Master’s degree programme completed at a state or state-recognised university in Germany
    • the first or second year of study at a state or state-recognised German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree programme completed in the home country or in another foreign country; recognition of the academic achievements rendered in Germany must be guaranteed. The standard period of study of the postgraduate or Master’s degree programme should not be exceeded as a result of the study year in Germany.

Duration of the funding

For a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in Germany:

  • between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme
  • The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first academic year of a 2-year postgraduate or Master’s programme at the time of their application may apply for a scholarship for the second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in a foreign country:

  • usually one academic year; an extension is not possible to study abroad.

Benefits

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits to study abroad:

  • Scholarship payments of 861 euros a month
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • One-off study allowance

Under certain circumstances, scholarship to study abroad holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

Eligibility

For DAAD Study Scholarships, applicants must:

  • As a rule, applicants should have taken their final examinations no longer than six years before the application deadline
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered
  • Notification of admission from the German host university for the desired degree course; please note that you yourself are responsible for ensuring that you apply for admission at the host university by the due date. If notification of admission is not yet available at the time of application, it must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study begins. A Scholarship Award Letter from the DAAD is only valid if you have been admitted to study at the desired host university
  • If the degree programme includes a study period or work placement abroad lasting several months, funding for this period abroad is usually only possible under the following conditions:
    • The study visit is essential for achievement of the scholarship objective
    • The study period is no longer than a quarter of the scholarship period. Longer periods cannot be funded, even partially
    • The study period does not take place in the home country
  • Applicants from third countries or German applicants, who live in a foreign country, are asked to get in touch with the responsible branch office or section within the DAAD before they hand in an application to discuss possible special application requirements
  • Only limited resources are available to fund 4 semesters in Germany
  • The scholarship must begin with the winter semester; it is not possible to begin with the summer semester

Application

The application procedure, DAAD Scholarships for Master Studies, occurs online through the DAAD portal. Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this program is not available until the next application period.

The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation; 1 – 3 pages)
  • Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if it is not available at the time of application.

Institute Name: German Academic Institutes
Degree/Course: Masters Degree
Country: Germany
Last Date: October 2020: Deadlines vary for each country

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